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Betsy DeVos said there's probably a gun at a Wyoming school to ward off grizzlies. There isn't.

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump's nominee for education secretary was criticized by some for saying a school used guns to combat grizzly bears.
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Under DeVos, Education Department likely to make significant shift on sexual assault

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Nominee for education secretary sidesteps Democratic push for commitments to Obama-era actions focused on the nation's college campuses.
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Betsy DeVos's 13-year 'clerical error'

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
The nominee for education secretary left senators puzzled by denying her documented involvement in a foundation that has funneled millions of dollars to anti-LGBT causes.
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What we learned about Betsy DeVos's higher education positions ... not much

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos revealed very little about how she intends to govern an agency that oversees thousands of colleges and universities, and the trillions of dollars in loans and grants that help keep their doors open.
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Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
One example: She wouldn't say guns don't belong in schools — and cited a school's need to protect itself from “potential grizzlies.” Bears, that is.
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Sanders to DeVos: Would you be Trump's education nominee if you weren't a billionaire?

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
This is how she responded.
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Betsy DeVos apparently 'confused' about federal law protecting students with disabilities

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
An extraordinary exchange at her confirmation hearing as education secretary.
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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Senate education committee is deeply divided over DeVos, who said she looks forward to improving the nation’s schools but she sidestepped or stumbled on several issues important to Democrats.
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How Sen. Lamar Alexander slammed Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing through his committee

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats were mighty unhappy.
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Joe Lieberman disses the entire education establishment at Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
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Do guns belong in schools? Trump's education pick declines to take a stand.

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
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U-Va. to admit more Virginians and give some middle-class families a price break

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
University of Virginia will add 100 in-state seats and offer new $2,000 scholarships.
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UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized with cancer

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The University of California chief expects to return to her normal duties “very soon."
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Police charge student with tweeting a threat after white supremacist petition circulated

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
A 14-year-old girl is accused of threatening to attack a Maryland school.
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Dems raise concern about possible links between DeVos and student debt collection agency

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and her husband have a financial stake in a debt collection company that has contracts worth more than $20 million in business with the Education Department.
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Key Democrat requests tax returns from Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Sen. Patty Murray previously raised concerns about DeVos’s ‘extensive financial entanglements.’
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